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Maker Studios Gets Stirling Talent

Maker Studios Gets Stirling Talent

Maker Studios has partnered with violinist Lindsey Stirling, whose top-rated YouTube channel boasts more than 5 million subscribers who have watched videos of her unique style of classical dubstep more than a half-billion times. The partnership will afford Stirling access to production resources through Maker's studio facilities in Culver City, where the company is based. But according to [...]

Yo, Jethro! Shelly Blaisdell

Yo, Jethro! Shelly Blaisdell

Dear Jethro, My doctor just diagnosed me with a condition called papershredia. I really don’t want to take the meds. What are my options? Sincerely, Anxious Cat Dear Anxious Cat, I totally understand your reluctance to take pharmaceuticals. While they are sometimes the very best choice, they are often more trouble than they’re worth. You must choose which nuttiness you are willing [...]

MCLM – Black Talkies to Focus on Scott Joplin

MCLM – Black Talkies to Focus on Scott Joplin

Black Talkies on Parade begins a two month celebration of ragtime with a screening of the film Scott Joplin. Directed by Jeremy Kagan, this 1977 bio-pic stars Billy Dee Williams and features Clifton Davies, Art Carney and music legend Eubie Blake. The film tells the story of Joplin also known as the "King of Ragtime." Joplin composed many of the genre's greatest hits including the Maple Leaf Rag [...]

Once On This Island – This Weekend @ Vets

Once On This Island – This Weekend @ Vets

With a cast of local children already growing into much bigger notoriety,  opening night for dee-Lightful productions "Once on This Island, Jr." is the chance to see big talent in a small setting. The theme of the musical is one that resonates through many cultures -  girl falls in love with  boy, boy leaves her to obey his family's wishes, still, love changes the world. The Caribbean setting [...]

Walk ‘n Rollers Family Fun Ride – Aug. 16

Walk ‘n Rollers Family Fun Ride – Aug. 16

Join us this weekend for a Family Fun Ride and Group Walk along beautiful Ballona Creek. In part III of Walk Bike Ballona, our ride explores the East end of Ballona Creek including the new Expo Bike Path and the neighborhoods near Echo Horizon and Turning Point Schools. After, we'll serve lunch while docents from Ballona Creek Renaissance join us for a conversation on the ecological value of [...]

Yo, Jethro! Shelly Blaisdell

Yo, Jethro! Shelly Blaisdell

Dear Jethro The Answer Cat, ​I’m trying to meditate and it’s not working. I was told this would make me feel peaceful. Instead I’m running entire movies in my head that all end with my kneecaps exploding. I also feel an overwhelming urge to catalog the entire plant world of Madagascar. This is not peaceful. What am I doing wrong? Sincerely Sri BabaLemurama (formerly [...]

Lin Howe Green Team Calls for Volunteers for Annual Campus Beautification – Aug. 16

Lin Howe Green Team Calls for Volunteers for Annual Campus Beautification – Aug. 16

Get your exercise and vitamin D dose at Linwood Howe this weekend. Volunteers welcome at our traditional school beautification day. Let's get our school campus ready for all our of new incoming families and our returning families as well! Please join us to clean up campus, improve gardens, freshen the Kindergarten yard and weed the landscaping. Bring work gloves, cleaning supplies, shovels or [...]

Just a Thought – Rick and Robin

Just a Thought – Rick and Robin

When I got a message about the sudden death of Rick Hudson, it took me a few moments to connect the name with the face. We weren't friends, but the kind of folks who cross paths a few times a year because we were interested in the same things; civic life, schools, community. It was the suddenness of his end that people kept commenting on - "But I just saw him last week," and "He seemed to be [...]

Entertainment? Fiesta La Ballona!

Entertainment? Fiesta La Ballona!

Fiesta La Ballona presents three days of free, live music and dancing as part of Culver City’s annual “Party in the Park” August 22-24. Fiesta is held at Veterans Park and is produced by the City of Culver City, local sponsors, and almost a hundred volunteers. Veterans Park is located at 4117 Overland Avenue in Culver City and complimentary parking is available. Fiesta’s diverse [...]

Actors Gang – Shakespeare is Magic

Actors Gang – Shakespeare is Magic

It could not be summer with out a free weekend performance of Shakespeare at Media Park, and the amazing Actors Gang has done it again, turning a Midsummer Night's Dream into a My Little Pony party. Every Saturday and Sunday in August, the Actors Gang presents free family-friendly play, and out title this time is  A Midsummer Night's Dream: Friendship is Magic. The Actors' Gang lends its [...]

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